Greta A. Cardarelli

October 31, 1944January 6, 2019

Greta Anne Cardarelli, 74, of Greenville, RI (formerly of Providence) died January 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving children at Hope Hospice after a brief illness.

She was born in Providence in 1944 to the late Ferdinando and Josephine (Lambrese) Cardarelli She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1964 and worked at the Miriam Hospital for over 37 years, before retiring in 2011.

She was the beloved mother of Raymond (Angela) DaCosta of Lincoln, RI and Nicole (William) Shadel of McMurray, PA, and was a devoted and adoring grandmother (“Nonna”) to her four grandchildren, Sofia and Domenica DaCosta, and Mila and Gustav Shadel.

Also surviving is her dear sister, Jeanne (Andrew) Raimondi of Bristol, RI and her loving niece and goddaughter Juliana Raimondi of Oakland, CA.

She was fortunate to have a wonderful group of friends with whom she would share many laughs, much food, and good wine.

In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, working with the Pannese Society of Rhode Island and former board member, a member of the Red Hat Society, a volunteer for the RI Board of Elections, volunteering to help the underserved, and spending time with friends and family.

All who knew her will miss her larger than life personality, sense of humor and generosity.

Visitation and funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11th from 9:15 to 10:15 am in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 191 School Street, Albion, RI. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, Rhode Island Hospital Campus, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 or


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Burial Friday, January 11, 2019

Greta A. Cardarelli

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Barbara Brady

January 15, 2019

Ray, Nicole & Jeanne,
I just found out today about Greta, I'm so sorry, you guys were so kind to me all those years ago when I really needed help! I would have been @ wake & funeral if I had known, my deepest sympathy...

Joe & Robin Iascone

January 11, 2019

Dear Ray , Nicole & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your mom`s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that we are thinking of you.

Joe & Robin Iascone

Adam Abelha

January 9, 2019

Ray & Nicole

We were deeply saddened to hear of our aunt Greta's passing. It was a terrible shock to us. Today, we shared in remembering many happy memories of your mom and her visits to our parents house as children. Oh, how we loved hearing that your mom and dad were coming to town on a certain Friday or Saturday night. They would arrive at 7pm and then sit at the table drinking coffee and talking until the early morning hours. I can hear your mom's booming laugh resonating in my mind right now. Oh, how fun those times were.
At this terribly difficult time may happy memories dry your tears and warm your hearts. Aunt Greta, may you rest in peace. You will be forever in our hearts and prayers.

Diane (DiNobile) Almestica

January 9, 2019

Ray and Nicole words cannot describe the sorrow I felt on finding out about your mother’s passing. My memories of her and her fun spirit will forever last in my heart. She be sorely missed and never forgotten.

Hoping you find the strength and love in friends and family to face the tough days ahead.


Cynthi Guerriero (Puleo)

January 8, 2019

Dear Jeanne & Family,

So sorry for your loss. Our families go way back and it’s been awhile since I have seen Greta but when I did, it was always a pleasure talking with her. She had a great sense of humor too.
In my thoughts & prayers~

Cindy (Puleo) Guerriero

Dawn Pedchenko

January 7, 2019

So very sorry Ray, Angela, and girls. Sending prayers to you all during this time.